Week of the Young Child

A fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.

Even with different circumstances during the COVID-19 crisis, you found creative ways to celebrate young children, your community, educators and families virtually this year! Thank you to all who posted photos and videos and for an amazing Week of the Young Child!

We can't wait to the celebrate the 50th anniversary of WOYC with you next year, April 10-16, 2021. Continue to visit this page throughout the year for updates and information.

Thank you for joining us for #WOYC20!

What is WOYC?

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WOYC Overview

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View the Map!

As part of this year's celebration, we once again mapped local proclamations that were introduced and/or signed across the nation. We also invited educators from outside of the United States to share what days they were celebrating. 

A young boy and girl looking at a map on a table

Join us on Social Media!

Keep the fun going! Visit our Facebook #WOYC20 event page to share your photos and videos.

Young preschool boy sitting on the classroom floor with a book

By participating in this event and posting video and/or photos, you are representing that you have written permission from each person in the video and/or photos, and if a child, written permission from the child's parent or legal guardian, to post the video and/or photos and use the likeness of such person therein. By posting the video and/or photos, you grant NAEYC the right to use the video and/or photo and/or any portion thereof in any manner it so chooses, including, without limitation, posting or sharing the video on NAEYC's website, Facebook page or Twitter account. 

NAEYC Recognizes our 2020 WOYC™​ Sponsors